The International Steam Pages

Just Another Marshall (Part 2)

Marshall, Sons and Company, England was the king of steam power in the Raj.

Use the following links for more pages on surviving Marshall engines:

In April 2006, I discovered a rare Marshall engine just outside Yangon, here in India we had certainly discovered some Marshalls but they were nearly all the same basic engine, even the attractive compounds were no more than a second (low pressure) engine grafted onto a basic K class engine. On Christmas Day, we found our active Tangye as hoped, we even discovered a very old Robey and then the steam mills dried up. Eventually we came on a cluster of large mills in the middle of nowhere, none had active steam, we were invited in to see the only engine left and this was our first view:

Slowly we circled the engine, finally seeing "the sharp end":

Of course, it is a compound version of the engine I had seen in Burma, see Chris Hodrien's description there of two preserved engines in the UK. This seems to me to be a later engine than the other one I have seen, it had a plate (which has vanished) on the girder frame and it has standard eccentrics for the valve gear. Overall, it is a most amazing survivor, more or less complete but not used for some time.

Stationary Steam in India 2006 - introduction

A Reason to Return - a brand new steam powered rice mill in a green field site. 

Marshall Heaven - we always go the extra mile to bring you working stationary steam.

Just Another Marshall (Part 3) - drop valve action...

My Other Steam Engine is a Marshall too - if you're going to be different then don't do it by halves.

Make Mine a Robey, Please - as common as in Burma.

Many Happy Returns - unexpected returns to old gricing spots.

All I want for Christmas... - anything but another bloody Marshall.

The Loose Ends - the bits and pieces that ask as many question as they answer

Robert Clive's Sugar Mill - well, it's not quite that old.

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson